GREK: Greek

Winter 2018

GREK101 First-Year Ancient Greek I Sections

An introduction to Classical and Hellenistic Greek, Part I.

Instructor(s): Reid, Shelley
First-Year Ancient Greek I This course introduces the elements of classical Greek – the language of Homer, Greek drama and philosophy, and the New Testament. We will study fundamental Greek grammar and vocabulary useful for reading ancient Greek and understanding its influence on modern European languages. Prerequisites: None: Students with no prior knowledge of the subject are welcome.
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GREK102 First-Year Ancient Greek II Sections

An introduction to Classical and Hellenistic Greek, Part II.

Instructor(s): Vickers, Jonathan

GREK201 Second-Year Ancient Greek I Sections

Completion of the grammatical foundations of Ancient Greek, Part I.

Instructor(s): Vickers, Jonathan

GREK202 Second-Year Ancient Greek II Sections

Completion of the grammatical foundations of Ancient Greek, Part II; introduction to the reading of unadapted passages of Greek literature.

Instructor(s): Vickers, Jonathan

GREK351 Intermediate Ancient Greek: Prose Sections

Readings in the major authors in Greek Prose.

Instructor(s): Vickers, Jonathan
This course is designed to introduce intermediate students to ancient Greek prose literature; the selection of authors to be read varies each year, but can draw from genres as diverse as history, philosophy, biography, satire, religious texts, or even romance or early science fiction. The works to be read will be entirely unadapted but students will have the assistance of a commentary and lexicon, as well as the support of the instructor, to assist them in making the transition to reading ancient Greek texts.
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GREK352 Intermediate Ancient Greek: Verse Sections

Readings in the major authors in Greek Verse.

Instructor(s): Vickers, Jonathan
This course is designed to equip students with the necessary tools for independent reading of unadapted Greek texts.
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GREK401B Greek Prose - GREEK PROSE Sections

Studies in history, philosophy and/or oratory. It is recommended that the corequisite course be completed prior to GREK 401.

Instructor(s): Vickers, Jonathan

GREK402A Greek Verse - GREEK VERSE Sections

Studies in epic, tragedy and/or comedy. It is recommended that the corequisite course be completed prior to GREK 402.

Instructor(s): Hoskin, Matthew
This course will explore the poetry of Theocritus, the most famous and influential Hellenistic bucolic poet. His poetry is worth of consideration in and of itself and takes on new interest in light of his influence upon Vergil's Eclogues. Besides the versified vision of the pastoral life Theocritus provides, this course will delve into Theocritus' own poetological statements, urban mimes, and panegyric. Moreover, students are expected to gain a familiarity of the reception of Theocritus in Vergil through a reading of Eclogues in English translation. This course will introduce students to the vibrancy of Hellenistic poetry, introduce important concepts of intertextuality and allusion, and raise the question of the relationship between poetics and politics. Moreover, we will consider what it means for an ancient male poet to compose verse in a female voice in Idyll 2.
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